EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker Hiro Murai and Grandview manager Nate Matteson have formed a new film and TV production partnership that will promote the vision of new filmmakers and storytellers.
Matteson will be transitioning out of Grandview over the next several months with his roster remaining there. The company will continue to manage Murai, and also now Matteson and their new production venture. Matteson has managed writers, filmmakers and actors for 10 years. For the last two he’s been at Grandview, where he has specialized in guiding and cultivating the careers of established and up-and-coming filmmakers and writers as well as producers.
Murai and Matteson began their partnership in 2012, when Murai began to emerge as a leader in music videos. Matteson helped him transition into television where he has become a sought-after artistic voice and innovator.
Murai serves as executive producer on FX’s Atlanta. Last season he directed seven episodes including one of the most talked about hours of television, “Teddy Perkins.” Additionally, Murai has a first-look deal with FX Productions where he evelops and produces new TV projects for FX Networks and other outlets.
In the past two years, he has been nominated for three Emmys, a DGA award, multiple PGA awards (including one win), a Grammy, and MTV VMAs (including a win). His music video collaboration “This Is America” with Childish Gambino won him much acclaim in 2018 and has more than 450 million views on YouTube. He is currently developing the feature Man Alive at Fox with Noah Hawley producing and most recently directed several episodes of the new season of Barry.
“Working with Hiro Murai has been one of the many highlights of my career,” Matteston said. “He has already achieved so much in music, television and multi-media, and we are so excited to partner and continue to grow together. I am incredibly sad that I will no longer be managing the amazing artists that I’ve spent almost a decade with, but I look forward to working alongside them as a collaborator and in partnership with Grandview and Automatik.”
Said Murai: “Working with Nate over these past seven years, as both a trusted advisor and friend, has been an absolute pleasure. I’m thrilled about this new collaboration.”
“Nate Matteson has always been a tastemaker with an incredible eye for talent. We have been so lucky to work with him as a manager, and we’re thrilled to welcome him in as a producer and a client. We have big intentions and high hopes for this collaboration, and are excited to get started,” Grandview/Automatik’s partners added.
Murai and Matteson will continue to be represented by UTA, and Murai will continue to be represented by Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Matteson is repped by Myman, Greenspan, Fox.
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